Why Uhuru Can't Deal With Corrupt MPs - David Ndii Explains

  • Migori Governor Okoth Obado Daily Nation
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has no power to dissolve Parliament despite claims that the Members of Parliament are corrupt, economist David Ndii has stated.

    In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Ndii clarified that the parliamentary term is fixed under Article 101 of the constitution and as such the president could not do so lawfully.

    The economist offered the response to political analyst Benji Ndolo who had tweeted: "I urge the Attorney General and the President to look carefully at the law and move decisively to dissolve Parliament.

    "MPs are callous, crazy, disrespectful and have turned the House into a den of snakes. We need a political revolution and Kenyans will teach them a lesson!" the tweet read.

    [caption caption="Economist David Ndii looks over his shoulder during a past public appearance"][/caption]

    In response, David Ndii sought to save the president and Attorney General time by stating that they would not need to go looking through the constitution for the answer.

    "They don’t need to. Parliaments term is fixed by the constitution (Art. 101), the President has no power to interfere with parliament, let alone dissolve it," he replied.

    The response sparked further debates concerning the assumptions and loopholes found in the constitution as Ndii's followers attempted to prove him wrong.

    "This constitution assumed a lot of things that is, decency, decorum and therein lay the biggest trap. Again I used the words 'snakes' deliberately. Asante (thank you)," Ndolo reacted.

    To this, Ndii responded: "Constitutions are aspirational. The US constitution was enacted when slavery was legal, but it is still the same principles that were used in the emancipation declaration, and ending segregation."

    Here are more comments that were shared.

    There is a recall clause

    — maina (@mainat) August 14, 2018

    of individual MPs by the voters. there is no possibility of mid-term dissolution of parliament.

    — David Ndii (@DavidNdii) August 14, 2018

    We don't need to throw all MPs out. Only those taking bribes

    — maina (@mainat) August 14, 2018

    Unless "We the people..." Recall them after one year in service. Wait that's way past isn't it!

    — m (@KaniuMorrison) August 14, 2018